Iraq’s Najaf airport gets $300 mn upgrade

The UAE-based World Strategic Initiatives (WSI) Group and Iraqi firm Sahel Al Jazera Group has signed a 10-year agreement to reconstruct and modernise the Najaf International Airport in Iraq. The new airport, which is expected to cost over $300 million, will make travel to the Najaf and Karbala easier and safer, WSI said.

The agreement was signed between the companies and Najaf Province governor Asad Abu Kalal. Najaf, located 160 kilometres south of Baghdad, and nearby Karbala, receive millions of pilgrims each year.